Ratings: ‘Law & Order: SVU,’ ‘Nashville,’ ‘Arrow’ finales rise; ‘Rosewood’ sinks; ‘Amazing Race’ irony
The ratings are in for last night, and there a few interesting things that we want to highlight starting with something that doesn’t really qualify as a clear winner or a loser: The “Amazing Race” – “The Price is Right” special drawing a 1.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic. Basically, this special actually fared better than the majority of recent “Amazing Race” episodes, which either shows that A) CBS has hurt the show badly by burying it on Friday night and B) there are people out there watching it just because it is “The Price is Right” and don’t really care at all about the presence of the teams there.
Now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s focus on the rest of the lineup.
The good news – Great news for “Law & Order: SVU,” as it improved to a 1.5 in the 18-49 demographic for what was the final episode for Warren Leight as showrunner. “Arrow” also rose to a 0.8, and over on ABC the series finale (at least for now) of “Nashville” generated a 0.9. It’s further evidence that for the most part, people do tend to get amped-up about final episodes and watch them at a higher rate … even if not all of them are great.
The bad news – What in the world happened to “Rosewood”? Apparently, people really thought that last week was the finale since without “Empire,” it sunk like a block of lead to a 0.8 rating in the demo. “Chicago PD” stayed mostly steady with its own finale (1.4), and the premiere of “Wayward Pines” on Fox (0.9) was down slightly versus its start last year. It doesn’t help that this season started in pretty mediocre fashion.
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